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Atlantic Cape’s Academy of Culinary Arts to Host Pasta Night Fundraiser for Upcoming Italy Trip at Careme’s Restaurant

02/21/2023 | Media Contact: David Zuba, Public Relations Manager and Copywriter | (609) 343-4933
Pasta Night fundraiser

MAYS LANDING — Atlantic Cape Community College’s Academy of Culinary Arts student-run gourmet restaurant, Careme’s, will be hosting a carry-out/dine-in Pasta Night fundraising event on Thursday, February 23 at the Mays Landing campus in M Building.

The evening’s event is being held to help raise funds for students of the culinary arts program who are taking part in this year’s 17-day Italy excursion from May 23-June 8. For the 28 culinary students planning to make the overseas trip it is an exceptional opportunity for them to experience, first-hand, a half dozen authentic Italian cooking classes, trips to wineries, distilleries, an olive oil production facility, a balsamic vinegar aging facility, coffee college, Parmigiano Reggiano production facilities and day trips to Rome, Venice, Umbria and more. Students may also use this trip towards their degree as a general education elective course.

“We have partnered with Marco Polo Study Abroad since 2016 to provide an opportunity for our culinary students to experience travel and the regional cuisines of Italy,” said Atlantic Cape Director of Academy of Culinary Arts and Hospitality Joseph Sheridan. “The students who have had the opportunity to attend have literally all said that the experience changed the way they look at the world.”

On the menu for the Pasta Night fundraiser will be a Caesar Salad, home-made Focaccia, penne pasta with marinara sauce ($18) or Bolognese sauce ($20) and cannoli. Guests are able to add Italian sausage for $3 and an extra cannoli for $1. Dinners will be available for carry-out from 4-7 pm or guests may dine in at Careme’s from 5-7 pm.

“For many students this will be their first experience traveling abroad, so the opportunity to see another culture, learn about its traditions and why the cuisine of the north differs from the south, for example, may only help to broaden a students’ experience and ultimately make them not only better culinarians, but better citizens as well,” Sheridan concluded.

Take-out orders may be placed at until Thursday at 3 pm. Dine-in reservations may be made by emailing or calling (609) 343-4940. Parking is available in Lot 3 adjacent to Careme’s. Visit for more information on our student-run restaurant or for more information on our Academy of Culinary Arts.


About Atlantic Cape Community College

Atlantic Cape is a comprehensive two-year community college serving the residents of Atlantic and Cape May counties. The college offers over 40 career, transfer and workforce development programs to more than 8,000 students annually at three campuses in New Jersey: Atlantic City, Cape May Court House and Mays Landing.